Well this is quiet a request for our T-SQL Tuesday. This is to JOIN someone who is already writing a post a day this month all related to JOIN. WOW! I had no idea there was so much to talk about. So if you are JOIN curious like me check this out:
A Join A Day
This T-SQL Tuesday invite is part of my December 2012 “A Join A Day” blog post series. You can find the table of contents with all posts published so far in the introductory post: A Join A Day – Introduction.
Any way back to business this month is hosted by sqlity.net. What . . . → Read More: TSQL2sDay #37 JOIN
By now you should know how this writing challenge works, but in light of all the first timers who attended #summit12 I think I will give you a brief run down. The idea is to help people come up with reasons to write. Sometimes it is just hard to keep in the swing of things. T-SQL Tuesday was developed as a topic for everyone to write about and guess what it’s due on the second Tuesday of the month. This month Chris Yates (@YatesSQL | Blog) has asked us a very personal question “SQL Community / What Does the Community Mean To You?”
For me #sqlcommunity is different from #sqlfamily. We . . . → Read More: SQL Community and Family
Thursday and for me just 52 hours until I head to KBNA for my flight to Seattle. I know we are getting there a bit early but we got married at Summit last year (#sqlwedding) and wanted a few days to enjoy the city.
In these final hours I want to provide you with yet one more bulleted list, I really like bulleted list!
How to find people and stay connected? Twitter. If you haven’t gotten a twitter account yet now may be a good time. You’ll find people to follow really fast, most everyone who hands you a business card will have a twitter handle on it, most presenters . . . → Read More: Count down to #summit – First Timer Info
Schedules, information and being prepared for #Summit12
When I worked at the university when we traveled the team secretary would make these beautiful bound packets of information for our trip. Basically it was a printed out page for your flight details, car rentals, hotel confirmations, schedules and anything else you might need to know. The wonderful thing is that she’d even create a copy for your spouse if they were not traveling with you. Well I loved having all this information handy but I have tried to become more environmentally friendly and not print so much paper. So my tip for you today is CALENDARS!
I set up a calendar . . . → Read More: Happy Halloween First Timers – nothing to be scared of schedules are easy!
OK here we are it is Tuesday just one week before the First Timer event. I was told that you should have all received an email invitation to a networking event on Tuesday. It is for first time attendees only. I didn’t get one so I am not sure about any of the details, if you didn’t get the email or aren’t sure please let me know so I can get that resent to you. There is a blurb about it on the First Timer page.
Tuesday night I will be at the First Timer welcome a bit early to get my sign so we can finally meet. There will . . . → Read More: Just a week till we meet! First Timer Info for Tuesday.
Another email sent to my first timers, remember I am posting here just to keep a good record for next year.
Oh my how the time is running by me so fast. Well first timers I don’t hear much from you so I am hoping that everyone is ready and excited as I am. Before my weekend starts I just want to throw out a little more information.
Suggestions of things to do this weekend!
Start a packing list. Think about all the important things that you don’t want to be without and are too expensive to replace. So list out what gadget charging cords you need, what gadgets you . . . → Read More: 2 weeks till #Summit12, start your packing list
Another post for the first timers!!!
Wow can you believe we are 3 weeks out? I feel that I am just terribly behind; I mean I booked my flights just the other day.
Well I guess today I will start with some travel tips. There is light rail that runs from the airport to the downtown area. It is really cheap (like around $3). But there is walking involved. However we pack pretty heavy (2 laptops, 2 cameras, 4 cell phones and a pile of cables, cords and chargers) and after last year I am sure it will be even heavier as I didn’t bring enough pants. PANTS! I know, . . . → Read More: 3 weeks to Summit, more first timer info
The thought occurred to me today as I was writing my 3rd email to the First Timer’s group that maybe it was good idea to blog this info as some folks might not want to be in a group but have the ability to find the info on their own. Hmm,too bad I didn’t of that earlier. Here is the recap I posted last year: MyRecap
The count down has begun. There is excitement in the air and mostly by air I mean on Twitter. I wanted to share with you a few of the blog post that I have seen in the last week regarding Summit.
Jason . . . → Read More: Count down to Summit – a catch up of First Timers
That is my one word description of #SQLSAT160.
Our 8 hour drive to Kalamazoo was interrupted by Kerry getting a speeding ticket in Kentucky. Fun times! Then there was the intended stop in Indianapolis, Indiana to see my grandmother who is still in the hospital after open heart surgery. She’s ran into a sting of little issues that kept setting her back. I was happy that we stopped on our way up. Then we arrived in KZoo to find that some jerk set off the sprinklers and 1/2 the hotel was damaged and shut down. Since we were checking in early we got a room and an upgrade to a . . . → Read More: WOW! #SQLSAT160
Nashville didn’t have a SQLSAT last year, we lost the venue and that is about all I know on why there wasn’t one. But what I do know is that we are having one this year. October 13, 2012 (Does that date ring a bell? Like a wedding bell?) that is the date for Nashville’s SQLSAT. I am so excited as this lineup is looking to be AWESOME! There are several pre-cons on Friday that you might not want to miss. But the good news is that I am presenting here. I am a tick nervous that the organizers picked the session I have not tried yet and that agreed . . . → Read More: Bringing the road show home #SQLSAT145